Flotilla autopsies: short-range shots to the head


Richard Moore

Autopsies reveal details of flotilla attack

Sat, 05 Jun 2010 04:37:30 GMT

A new report has revealed that the victims of a recent Israeli attack on the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla were shot repeatedly at close range. 

According to Palestinian sources, the brutal assault against the international aid convoy on Monday left at least 20 activists dead and dozens injured. 

This is while other reports say that only nine Turkish nationals were killed in the assault. 

The Guardian newspaper reported that the nine Turks were shot a total of 30 times while five of them were killed by gunshot to the head. 

The revelation came after the vice-chairman of the Turkish council of forensic medicine carried out autopsies upon the request of the Turkish Ministry of Justice on Friday. 

Autopsy results also indicated that the men were hit mostly with nine-millimeter bullets fired at point-blank range. 

The Turkish forensic results also showed that a 60-year-old man, Ibrahim Bilgen, was shot four times in the temple, chest, hip and back. Fulkan Dogan, 19, was shot five times in the face, in the back of the head, twice in the leg and once in the back from a distance of less than 45 centimeters. 


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